Warrington 39 Anselmians 8

SATURDAY’S clash with neighbours Northwich should be “some game,” Warrington head coach Andy Roberts says.

It will be the second of four home games in a row for the Walton Lea side after they comfortably won the first of them against Anselmians.

They took a while to get going but eventually ran five tries past their visitors.

Northwich, on a run of seven consecutive wins, will provide much tougher opposition and Roberts was under no illusions about what faces his side on Saturday.

“It was good to see us regain our form after last week,” he said. “

“However, we have another mountain to climb against Northwich, who are currently third in the league, eight points above us.

“It should be some game.”

Tom Wood demonstrated his signature show-and-go to cross early for the hosts, with Darren Norman adding the extras before the latter kicked a penalty to put Warrington 10-0 ahead.

Anselmians struck a penalty of their own just before the break, but Wood’s second try kept them at arm’s length after the restart.

Ben Dixon finished off a Kieran Hughes break to add his name to the scoresheet before Chris White and Steve Pilkington effectively ended the game as a contest.

The visitors managed to engineer a late consolation try, but not before White had doubled his tally to ensure a much-needed bonus-point win for Warrington.